Posted in Poetry

Yellow

 

I once dreamt in color
No need for meter, no need for rhyme
I dreamt I saw the sun
Showing through some demigod’s design
I once dreamt in color
I dreamt bodies were aligned
I dreamt of a sense of place and grace
I dreamt there was no need for time
I once dreamt in color
I dreamt I held her hand in mine
Backs pressed to pews of wet grass
Our eyes set to the sky
Our longings were our prayers
Drifting beyond our gaze above
I dreamt Demeter danced and no romance
Could ever substitute this love
I once dreamt on color
For once it was not in red
I dreamt fear had no more power here
I dreamt dismay had no more stead
I once dreamt in color
Not the usual black on gray malaise
If but for a night without my eyes
I could see through malignant haze

I once dreamt in yellow
A life saturated in gentle sun
I once dreamt in color
But that dream has come undone
I once dreamt in color
But it all ended before I woke
Memories of daylight left me blind
And I grew deaf from words unspoke
I once dreamt in color
The memories tattooed my world in black
I hope to live in color once
No going home, no going back
I hope to live in color once
I hope to stare brave into my yellow sun
It seems daylight has finally broken here
Or has another dream just begun?

Author:

Wayne Bowerman is a writer, poet and spoken word artist hailing from Grand Rapids Michigan. His writing is evocative and challenging while also encouraging to anyone who is going through any sort of struggle. If you are in the Grand Rapids area, you can catch him around town at various open mic shows and every Thursday night at Mayan Buzz Cafe where he hosts All Access Open Mic from 8-10pm.

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